Statues - Hither & Thither

Portugal
Angra do Heroísmo
(Fr. da Sé)
Terceira (ilha)

Reg. Aut. dos Açores

Pátio da Alfândega

Vasco da Gama

(Sines 1460 or '9 - Cochim, India 1524)
Portuguese explorer, commander of the first ships to sail directly from Europe to India
(Wikipedia)
Duker Bower
2016

Angra do Heroísmo /  Vasco da Gama   Angra do Heroísmo /  Vasco da Gama

Description

Bronze life-size statue.

Inscription(s)

A Vasco da Gama
que aqui desembarçou em 1499
Oferecida à cidade de Angra do Heroísmo
por
Victor S. Baptista
Adroaldo S. Baptista
Obra de Duker Bower
inaugurada a 10 de junho de 2016

To Vasco da Gama
who landed here in 1499
Offered to the city of Angra do Heroísmo
by
Victor S. Baptista
Adroaldo S. Baptista
Sculpted by Duker Bower
inaugurated on 10 June 2016

Followed by quotations from:
Gaspar Correia, Lendas da India,
Manuel Luís Maldonado, Fenix Angrense
Fernando Pessoa, Mensagem (Mar Português)
Camões, Lusiadas canto IX:89

Annotation

Unveiled 10 June 2016 (and we arrived in Angra 27 June 2016!)

Angra do Heroísmo - Vasco da Gama

Sculptor

Tags

Location (N 38°39'13" - W 27°13'5")

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Item Code: ptac110; Photograph: 27 June 2016
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